A compassionate portrait of an elderly - and frustrated - woman adjusting to new town life and finding a new purpose in living.
Illness forces Sylvia Calvert to live with her son Harold, a headmaster in Carshall New Town. At first, Sylvia cannot adjust to the jungle of supermarkets, 10-pin bowling alleys and recreation areas; to the committees and purposeful entertaining involved in the creation of a new society.
Above all, Sylvia can't understand Harold's odd, thrusting idealism and the strange behaviour of her grandchildren.
But a chance meeting and a family crisis give her the chance to fulfil herself ...
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 04/07/2013
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571306121
- Paperback / softback from £14.65